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This Art Basel was the first time I assisted in the making of a mural. Following street artists and constantly watching the process, i’ve always wanted to get my hands dirty. Who better to assist for the first time than the talented, Jose Mertz? The mural, entitled Gilda, was completed entirely with pilot markers. Yes. A mural with a marker.

The name, Gilda, is inspired by Jose’s eldest sister, who passed away earlier that week. Thanks to all of the friends and family who came by to support the mural during its progress. We are so thankful and fortunate to have had such great energy surrounding this piece, it is so much more than what can be seen by the human eye….

Not only did I push scaffolding, get dirty and help everything run smoothly, but I (of course) documented the entire thing. Check out the photos after the jump… and look out for the video in the weeks to come. You can see “Gilda” on the side of Brisky Gallery, located at 130 NW 24th St, Miami FL 33137 in the Wynwood Art District.

 

Kool Keith stopped by to say whats up.

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TXEMY

When We Love Colors brought artist, Txemy, from Spain to paint in Wynwood, I knew it would be an awesome chance to catch up with him while he was painting. Txemy uses vibrant colors and lots of tiny dots that come together to create electric murals. He invented the “Txemy machine,” which is a tube that attaches to a spray can in order to give a detailed spray effect. Txemy painted the front of 212 Gallery and also painted a 3 panel portrait piece for the We Love Colors warehouse. Check out the video above to watch him live in action. To see the video in HD, visit my Vimeo. Click after the jump to see photos from Txemy painting in Wynwood.

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ART BASEL II

The art / the festivities

My absolute favorite time of the year. Everyone is in town, the weather is perfect, the vibes are just right. Although I spent a lot of time outside catching up with the street artists, I still managed to check out a decent portion of the fairs. As usual, the official Art Basel show at the convention center was incredible, 1 day just isn’t enough. This year I had the chance to check out Design Miami, which was brilliant. A lot of futuristic and conceptual furniture that just blew my mind. The best part was the Snarkitecture installation, those bright cylinder like structures pictured above. I felt like I was hanging out in Super Mario Land. Despite its criticism for holding an unauthorized Banksy exhibition, Art Miami had a good balance between old and contemporary works. I also really enjoyed Scope and Fountain.

It seems as though each year that Art Basel is in Miami, it becomes more and more overwhelming. I prefer to let the photos do the talking, see you next year!
– love and light